August 12, 2022 at 11:27 a.m.

Along with the Perseids, the biggest meteor shower of the year occurs on August 12. Up to 100 shooting stars per hour in the sky! When and where is the best view?

The biggest star shower of the year has arrived! The Perseids are best visible in mid-August. We’ll tell you what to look for. (Source: netzwelt)

  1. What are the Perseids?

  2. Looking East: August 12 is the ideal viewing time

  3. The best places for the shooting star show

  4. What will the weather be ?

  5. When will the shooting stars return?

  6. What is the best way to photograph shooting stars?

The night of August 12 to 13, 2020 will be a very special experience for astronomers. The 2022 Perseids are on the bill, bringing a shower of extraordinarily beautiful shooting stars that can light up the sky at up to 100 shooting stars per hour. We’ll tell you everything you need to know about this spectacular event here.

What are the Perseids?

The earliest records of the Perseids date back nearly 2,000 years and come from Asia. What we see in the night sky are remnants of comet 109P/Swift-Tuttle. As soon as the earth crosses its dust trail as a result of its rotation around the sun in summer, the particles of the comet hit the earth’s atmosphere. Upon entering, they burn, which turns them into shooting stars visible to us.

Looking East: August 12 is the ideal viewing time

The Perseid phenomenon begins several days in advance, but the density of cometary matter is even lower at the beginning. The mass of fragments reached its peak on the night of Friday August 12 to Thursday August 13. Astrologers predict the peak around 3 a.m. Saturday morning.

You must calculate late evening as the observation date. The best time is when the sun has long since set and dusk is slowly turning into darkness. Also pay attention to possible cloud cover in the weather report. Small drop of bitterness: Yesterday was not only the full moon, but even the supermoon. The light from our satellite could make observation difficult. It is also worth planning your location in advance.

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